Tag Archives: China

How to Lose a Language in 10 Days

Alright, so we’ve all lost things. We sometimes lose our keys. Occasionally we lose our heads. Kate Hudson taught us how to lose a guy (hence the title). Heck, even Elizabeth Bishop wrote a whole poem about it (“One Art”). But what about a language; how can you lose a language? Boy are you in for a treat.(…)


Top Food and Drinks for Tourists to Try in China

 If you’re lucky enough to take a trip to this incredible country, one of the many highlights will be the food and drink. You will also quickly notice that Chinese cuisine can be starkly different to the standard takeout you’re used to in your own country. Familiar names do exist there of course – sweet(…)


10 Tips For Integrating Into Chinese Culture

Are you thinking about choosing an expat life in China and want to embrace the local customs? China is country full of history and rich culture with plenty for you to learn, but it isn’t necessarily the easiest to assimilate into. Many expats talk of the difficulties of integrating into life in China – not only is the(…)


Essential Items to Pack for Your Trip to China

China is such a large and diverse country with such variation that it would be difficult for me to tell you exactly what to pack. You might be in Shenzhen in the scorching summer sun, or Harbin during an ice cold winter. Naturally, the savvy traveller that you are, you’ll check the weather conditions for(…)


The 5 Best Drinks in China

China has, perhaps surprisingly, some of the most liberal laws on alcohol anywhere in the world; it wasn’t until 2006 that the Chinese government introduced a ban on the sale of alcohol to under-18s. Traditionally alcohol was mostly reserved for special occasions and festivities, but alongside the country’s rapid economic development over recent decades the(…)


5 Top Tips for Child-Friendly Days Out in Beijing

 Keeping the kids occupied on holiday can be quite hard going, especially if you want to see the historical and cultural sights the destination has to offer. China’s bustling crowds makes things particularly difficult with the little ones in tow. Take a look at how you can combine kid friendly activities whilst seeing what you(…)


8 Chinese Dishes That Go Bump In The Night!

Chinese food is such a large part of Western cuisine, that some dishes like chicken feet and bird nest soup would’ve seemed odd a few years ago, but are common place on the restaurant table these days – but there are still quite a few that aren’t! Over the past five years, China has seen(…)


7 Reasons to Study in China

With larger numbers of people choosing China over other study destinations, you may be curious as to why.  Offering a variety of high quality courses at numerous high standard institutions all over the large country, there are a multitude of reasons why China is gaining popularity in the study stakes.  Over 600 institutions countrywide are(…)


Top 9 Tips For Your China Trip

With over 50 million people visiting China every year, tourism on the mainland is growing so fast, that it’s expected to surpass traditional destinations like France, the United States, and Spain, and be the number one hot spot in a few years to come. With its amazing history, culture, tradition, cuisine, people, and shopping, it’s(…)


The 7 Parts of a Traditional Chinese Wedding

There are many traditions that are often associated with a Chinese wedding.  These may vary between the different areas within the vast country that is China, they may depend on family traditions and, to a large extent, they also differ according to a couple’s financial status. The typical components in a Chinese wedding include: 1.(…)